By Steve Tobia
What can you say about Scottsdale and its surrounding communities – gorgeous! And what I can say about Sandra Wilken: the dynamic legendary real estate broker.
Scottsdale is internationally ranked one of the top resort communities in the United States due to its exceptional golf, weather, mountains, Senora desert landscape, restaurants, shopping and outdoor excursions.
I was introduced to Sandra Wilken, who leads the internationally acclaimed Engel & Völkers Scottsdale office, when I spent time in Scottsdale interviewing Lyle Anderson. We spent hours talking about the unique and luxurious architectural and interior styles of the region, and learning about the residents who make Scottsdale their home or second home.
“The primary attraction and investment in Scottsdale has always been and continues to be wealthy individuals from other regions of the United States that seek exceptional and multiple top ranked golf courses, spectacular desert luxury homes, along with the peace and security that comes from living in these communities,” states Sandra.
She went on to explain: “I founded my own company March 1995 and it was rare for a woman to open her own company with no partners. I wanted to make a difference in the real estate industry and raise the level of professionalism. I developed the concept of ‘areas of expertise’ and grew the company by adding experts in each area.”
In 2013 she merged with Engel & Völkers, the global luxury real estate firm known for its exceptional properties and personal services for international buyers. Engel & Völkers Scottsdale’s philosophy is never losing sight of the client’s needs in the competitive atmosphere of luxury real estate sales. Sandra and her team are dedicated to giving each client the time and attention he or she deserves.
“Engel & Völkers expanded my command of the market and as the largest privately owned real estate company representing Europe, Asia, North and South America, we sell all over the world through our private network. We are more than dots on a map; our network is personal connections with 800+ offices and 11,000 advisors worldwide in 35 countries.”
“We give each client a deep historical overview of each region, neighborhoods and golf communities before we begin to present specific homes. People moving or investing in our region want to know the history of the community such as the developer, architects, unique amenities and price history.”
KNOWLEDGE OF THE LUXURY COMMUNITIES
Knowledge is power in the real estate market. Sandra and her team are intimately involved and knowledgeable about the most prestigious neighborhoods and guard-gated communities.
The firm is opening its second office in November 2018 on Market Street, the premier dining and social district of the acclaimed community of DC Ranch/Silverleaf. This office will service all the affluent North Scottsdale developments of Troon Village, Troon North, Silverleaf, DC Ranch, Estancia, Greyhawk, and Desert Highlands.
Wilken believes that the global luxury market and buyers seek exceptional and unique properties in regions that match their lifestyles, without boundaries. For those who seek the ultimate in golf, privacy and winter weather, Scottsdale is one of the top global destinations.
“We give each client a deep historical overview of each region, neighborhoods and golf communities before we begin to present specific homes. People moving or investing in our region want to know the history of the community such as the developer, architects, unique amenities and price history,” explains Sandra.
Sandra and her team are known experts in the communities and neighborhoods of Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, North Scottsdale, Biltmore and Phoenix.
“We truly listen to the buyer profile and give them exactly what they are looking for.”
To learn more about the luxury communities of Arizona and for a personal concierge experience to explore the many options available, contact Sandra and her team at (480) 596-0001 or firstname.lastname@example.org.